Sunday 23 June 2013

Buzzin' By To Say Hi!

I have used the lovely sketch currently over at Sketch & Stash for this summery birthday card for a young girl.  The cut-files are perhaps arguably less evident in this one - but my Cameo has indeed seen some use, most notably in the sentiment panels on the front but also to create my shining sun. I also used a digitised version of the image so that I could perform a print & cut with the Cameo for a precise cut around the image's hand. Silhouette users just might also spot that I added a lilac 'sewing line' via the Silhouette software to the floral paper.

Once all printed off, I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Anita's Clear 3-d Gloss to the 3 'brads' made from card & also to the centre of my radiant sunshine. Not used this gloss in ages but I hope it has given a nice extra element to the overall effect. I think my photography skills leave a lot to be desired as the yellow 'brad' is actually the same colour as the sun but the reflection off the glossy finish is making it more of an orangey-yellow than it is in real life - & yet the gloss on the sun isn't really showing at all!!!! LOL.  The image's mat, along with the 3 sentiment mats & 3 brads were all mounted using either foam pads/ glue gel or even both to give that bit of dimension.

The 'Bee happy' was cut but the rest of the inside's sentiment printed.

Of course, I decorated the inside of the card too using the same papers as those on the front & added yet another cut-work sentiment (Bee Happy pun) to the central panel so the background colour would peep through & I gave the top corner the same cut-work sun (again with a glossy centre) as on the front of the card to help unify the design.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter are:

Sketch & Stash - design sketch (old items from stash - 3-d Gloss & striped twine, new stash - digital papers)
My Craft Spot - as cute as a bug
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - anything with wings
Victorine - in the garden with bugs/animals
Craft-Room - here comes summer
Deep Ocean - welcome summer
Stamp & Create - summer fun
Crafty Sentiments - fun in the sun
Ribbon Carousel - fun in the sun (plus spooled item - twine)
Whoopsie Daisy - fun in the sun/summer
Aud Sentiments - summer
Creative Corner - summertime
Delicious Doodles - stitching (real or faux)
Artistic Inspirations - ribbon or twine
Silhouette Challenge - print & cut ( papers/ image/ sentiments)
Country View - die cuts (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Emerald Faerie - punches/dies (Silhouette Cameo digital cutter)
Cupboard Trilogy - birthday
My Sheri Crafts - birthday
Sweet Stampin' - cute & cuddly (isn't she just?!!?)
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Pollycraft - anything goes
There She Goes - anything goes.


  1. Your card is gorgeous I love the sweet image and so much beautiful detail too, I really like how you have decorated the inside (something I am guilty of never doing) and I think I NEED a cameo LOL

    Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Sketch N Stash xx

  2. a gorgeous card & sweet image.... love the Dp's & your colouring technique is amazing... love the bright summery colours :)

    Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash…. good luck :)

    hugz Angie xXx

  3. Super sweet card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  4. Gorgeous card Tine. The image is so sweet.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at I ♥ProMarkers.
    Lorraine x

  5. Really lovely card love the stamp and sketch. Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week

  6. Such a sweet image and soft colors. Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  7. Very Cute Card, thank you for showing us this week at Sweet Stampin', Good Luck. Debbiex

  8. Absolutely ADORABLE!! I Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  9. Gorgeous card, lovely and summery. All your cameo cuts are great. Thanks for joining us this month at Silhouette Challenges.
    Kim xXx

  10. This is gorgeous. I love the sweet image and beautiful papers. The way you have added the sentiment looks brilliant
    Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
    Sue xx

  11. A gorgeous card, I love this image, and your sun is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Craft-Room Challenge this fortnight.

    Maria x

  12. Fabulous card! Sweet image! Thanks so much for linking up to Silhouette Challenges! ~Karen, SC DT (

  13. Adorable. Love that image! Thanks for playing along with us at the Silhouette challenge blog!!

  14. Wow - this is great!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Trudy, DT

  15. Super cute-fun image!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K

  16. This is so adorable! I love the image and the way you did your sentiment! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope you will play along with us again soon!

  17. Very cute and love the image! Thanks for playing along at silhouette challenges.


  18. Such a fun, cute card to share with us over at MSC this time. I like your sentiment banners.

  19. Great card Christine, such a cute image! Thanks for joining us for our 1st Pollycraft Challenge xx

  20. aw it looks so sweet, thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash!
    xoxo, Ally

  21. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “stitch it”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  22. Very impressive card. Lots of work and details. Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges.

  23. what a lovely card, thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  24. Fabulous creation, so pleased you joined us at Delicious Doodles for our Stitch it challenge. I hope to see you this week for our new challenge 'Use a charm' Hugs NIKKI DT

  25. That's so cute, love the pastel colours & beautiful inside too! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

  26. so cute and I love the pastel colors. Thanks for joining us in our Summer challenge at Aud Sentiments

  27. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  28. What a sweet image! The soft colours are lovely!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  29. hello what a lovely card. long time since I have seen this type of stamp. I could only get what I have from the computer,as they were limited by the designer. I will have to have a go with them againe. are they available in this country now. crafting hugs bluebell-flowerwood.